I know the whole hippie vegan thing is very stereotypical, but I guess I’m a little stereotypical… unintentionally. I got dreadlocks for the style, not for spirituality or any other reason, but now that I’m transitioning to a vegan lifestyle I think I might be a little bit hippie. I’ve even been eyeing this bag and these clothes! I can’t remember the last time I purchased non-black clothes. What is happening to me?? I’ve been loving the vegan diet, too. I have “Vegan Sunday” where I cook a bunch of food and eat the leftovers all week. I’ve been amazed at how much of the food I used to eat I can still eat just by changing a few simple ingredients. I love cooking a meal and sharing it with friends and family who are astonished when I tell them it’s vegan. No, it doesn’t taste like dirt. How many of my meals do you have to eat before you stop acting surprised? My Pinterest is packed with vegan recipes and after I try them I label them “~Tried it, delicious!”, or not so delicious.
My hypothesis about going to bed with wet hair to make dreads thicker has resulted in nothing except sleeping on a wet bed… which sucks. But it does make my hair look nice and poofy the next day. My roots have been doing fabulous things, though! Almost every one of them is getting very loopy, which I think is more likely to thicken my hair than sleeping on it wet. I have still been trying to combine some of them to cover up my cowlicks and empty spots. Rubber bands are bad for dreads, but I’m not sure how else to combine them. Some of them join well and others just refuse.
I have started wearing them down in public on good hair days. I can’t wait for them to get long and luscious! I know a big part of their weirdness is the variable lengths. I still have dreads that don’t reach my neck and a few that I can’t get into a pony tail. When they’re long enough I’ll cut them to make them a more even length. I think that will improve the overall look, but it will probably be many years before they are long enough.